Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:17
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE ST NEOTS TOWN U18   3     ROYSTON TOWN U18   2 St Neots Town U18 side are the Champions of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn League for a record breaking third time in succession – with a match to spare.   That was the outcome of a very competitive final home league match of the campaign with visiting Royston Town who still had a mathematical chance of the title.   The visitors had lost just once this season – at home to St Neots – and they posed a real threat to the celebrations with a determined performance.   St Neots were without their injured midfield playmaker Adrian O’Hara for the first time this season, so they had to reorganise but the bonus for them was the return of Jacob Joseph following his injury lay-off.   With the stakes obviously high neither side settled quickly although two early openings for St Neots went begging as Joe Rider saw his effort easily saved ad Owen Dunnett headed narrowly over the bar from a corner.   Then in their first significant attack the visitors took the lead as Noah Costin cut in from the right to shoot across the keeper.   St Neots set about repairing the damage and Merkel Cousins headed over the bar, but the match became over competitive as Jack Dickerson was booked for a dangerous late tackle.   Reif Clarke was then cynically brought down three yards inside the penalty area but the free kick given outside the box and as St Neots built the pressure Nehemiah Goodridge saw a header cleared off the line.   Then a minute before the break from a Clarke corner, goal ace Joe Rider headed home for the side to go to the break on level terms.   St Neots looked more comfortable after half time and when Clarke burst through the defence visiting keeper Christopher Gough saved well at the expense of a corner.   On the turn Rider sent a shot just off target but on the hour, St Neots took control with a quality goal built from a neat Rider flick to free Jacob Joseph and his early cross picked out Reif Clarke for a clinical finish.   For a while the home side dominated with Royston managing just one shot from distance by Dickerson that was too high.   After Gough had saved well from a Leon Fulianty free kick the defining moment arrived fourteen minutes from time as Dan Olive produced a stunning 30 yards effort to make it 3-1 with the goal of the season.   Predictably with nothing to lose Royston threw everything forward and claimed a late consolation goal three minutes from time as Daniel Baulk forced the ball home from a Francis Shilton cross but St Neots had done enough to take the points and the title.   St Neots Town U18:  Burberry, Olive, Goodridge, Brown, Dunnett, Fulianty, Cousins, Routs, Rider, Joseph, Clarke   Subs used:   Leagas, Wood and Rowland.                                                                                                    Cards: Brown (Y – 44 mins), Clarke (Y – 48 mins)   Referee:  Paul Dobbs                                                                   (John Walker)    
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 17:52
  THUROW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18        5     HAVERHILL ROVERS U18       0 This match was dubbed as the title showdown with the only two clubs still in the running meeting at St Neots.   In the end it was a fairly comfortable victory for the home side as suggested by the score line, and they now need just three points from their two final games to win a third consecutive Cambridge Division title.   They could therefore clinch the title next Monday when Royston are the final visiting team this season.   However those facts assume that to deny St Neots the title, Haverhill would ned to win their final six matches in the span of the next six weeks and on this showing that looks doubtful.   Two goals late in the first half set St Neots on their way but Haverhill had looked dangerous on the break cancelling out St Neots’ advantage of possession.   As the visitors tired after the break St Neots rammed home their superiority. Playing an attacking 3-4-3 formation St Neots began full of confidence and in the opening three minutes carved out as many goal attempts.   Haverhill replied with Jake Mingay bringing an important save from home keeper Joe Burberry and after visiting keeper Thomas Hogg had saved well from Sam Routs and Markel Cousins, the game settled with St Neots dominating.   After 31 minutes after a great run by Cousins, Reif Clarke netted but was ruled offside but St Neots persevered and after 36 minutes the impressive Markel Cousins jinked past defenders to open the scoring.   Five minutes later more slick footwork saw Reif Clark leave his marker standing as he cut in to add a second goal.    The best Haverhill could offer was a Cohen Micklewright free kick comfortably saved. Micklewright volleyed wide immediately upon the restart but St Neots then added a significant third goal after 56 minutes as the irrepressible Cousins beat three players before scoring from a narrow angle for his second goal.   Clarke then saw an acrobatic header rebound from the cross bar after great work by Routs and then after 68 minutes a Routs free kick was spilled by the keeper and Clarke knocked in the rebound to make it 4-0.   The fifth goal came from ace marksman Joe Rider – his 28th of theseason eight minutes from time and the only blot on the victory was an 85th minute fracas following a bad tackle and, in that incident, visiting defender Tafun Yagir was sent off and three players were booked.   However St Neots had the last word when substitute Bradley Brown beat the keeper but saw his shot rebound from the foot of a post. St Neots:  Burberry, Olive, Leagas, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Clarke, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Cousins                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Brown, Wood, Muse and Rowland.                                                                                                  Cards: Fulianty (Y – 85 mins), Brown (Y – 85 mins)                                                              Referee:  Emma Hunt   (John Walker)  
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:35
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE   CAMBRIDGE CITY U 18        0        ST NEOTS TOWN U18        1     St Neots took another huge stride towards the league title with a narrow and rather nervy victory over second in the table Cambridge City.   The result almost certainly extinguishes the home side’s lingering chances of taking the title and now there are just three games remaining for St Neots.   The next and critical test comes on Monday at the Premier Plus Stadium when third placed Haverhill are the visitors and a victory for St Neots could snuff out the chances of the Suffolk side.   Now eleven points ahead at the top of the table St Neots are undefeated in the league since their opening game back in August and seemingly moving towards a third consecutive league title. St Neots looked well in control from the start.   After the home side had won an early corner headed wide by Alfie Lawrence the game settled with St Neots dominating possession and creating goalscoring openings.   From a Sam Routs corner Joe Rider had a header cleared off the line and then home keeper Brad Green saved well from an effort by Dan Olive.   Leon Fulianty joined the attack but shot well wide and the main St Neots threat was coming down the right flank through Reif Clarke who was brought down three times earning Jamie Baxter the first caution of the match.   What proved to be the winning goal came in the 34th minute when a delightful through ball by Sam Routs released Jacob Joseph and he took his time to beat the home keeper.   Towards half time Harry Farrow missed a half chance for the home side in a rare attack and then St Neots should have increased their lead when Adrian O’Hara shot wide when well-placed after good work by Brad Brown.   St Neots seemed to adopt a more defensive approach after the break.   However they still created chances with Rider heading wide from a Fulianty free kick and Routs set up Clarke with a defence splitting pass but Green saved at his feet.   A solo effort by Rider saw him leave three players in his wake but his effort passed the wrong side of a post and the introduction of three home substitutes seemed to spur Huntingdon.   A free kick by Aaron Hiscock tested visiting keeper Joe Burberry and then an injury to Brad Brown forced a St Neots substitution and a change of tactics.   St Neots now were clearly happy to defend their narrow lead and despite Huntingdon enjoying the greater share of possession they never really tested the visiting goalkeeper.    In a hectic last few minutes and seven minutes added time the only real chance for Huntingdon came when two substitutes combined and an Owen Mullee cross was headed wide by Ricardo Green.       St Neots:  Burberry, Olive, Leagas, O’Hara, Dunnett, Fulianty, Joseph, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Clarke                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Goodridge, Wood and Rowland.                                                                                                  Card: Goodridge (Y – 90+5mins) Referee:  Laurie Parnham      (John Walker)  
Friday, 11 January 2019 20:27
  Important Scholarship dates for January and February    Scholarship offers will go out mid-March so, if you can not attend one or both events, please let us know.  If you are interested in joining our successful Scholarship Scheme in September 2019, please contact Iain by email on
Friday, 11 January 2019 17:27
February Half Term Football Development workshops The Workshops are designed for footballers of all levels, both boys and girls, who wish to improve every aspect of their Football. If your child is new to the game or they are already an advanced footballer, our UEFA B qualified coaches will take a step by step approach whilst, at the same time, ensure that the sessions are highly enjoyable for your son or daughter. Please note that the Workshops are split into two days, Day One for the Foundation Phase with the second day covering the older Development Phase To register your interest, either email Nick at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Download and print of a booking form: http://www.stneotstownfc.co.uk/the-club/downloadcentre.html or simply click the link to the googleform below:    FEB DEV WORKSHOP
Monday, 03 December 2018 12:05
  It is with great excitement that we can announce a new additional to our ever expanding Sport Scholarship programme.   In Partnership with Eaton Socon Cricket Club from Sept 2019 St Neots Learning and Sports Academy will open its sport scholarship programme to post 16 year old Students who wish to access Cricket as part of their 6th form enrichment.    Iain Parr Director of St Neots Learning and Sports Academy said: "Rob Ashwell and myself have been in discussions for quite some time now on how we can offer, in partnership with Eaton Socon Cricket Club, a Cricket Scholarship programme that can be accessed by all the talented Cricketers who play within St Neots and indeed the surrounding area.  This is a fantastic opportunity for post 16 girls and boys to get the very best educational at Longsands 6th form while at the same time access a Cricket scholarship programme,  a specific gym programme and game time under the watchful eye of our Cricketing Partners.  Cricket is now on the Longsands 6th form time table for Sept 2019!! "     Robert Ashwell Chairman ESCC added: "Eaton Socon Cricket Club is very proud to be looking to run a Cricket scholarship in partnership with St Neots Learning and Sports Academy from  September 2019. We believe it could be the first post 16 cricket scholarship within the UK . The partnership will include using the facilities at both clubs and the programme will be cricket focused with fitness and gym work part of the course . The scholarship will be run by ECB qualified coaches and with the potential to have training sessions at first class county . On top of this we are looking at potential overseas cricket tours for the scholars and even taking in overseas scholars in the future"   ESCC -  Cambs & Hunts Premier League Cricket  Great facilities with new £35,000 nets in 2017  Central location  One of the best local junior cricket club set ups  ECB qualified coaches  Qualified county coaches for age group cricket      Rob will be available on the Friday 21st December at St Neots Town FC, in the Gregory Suite from 10.30am     
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:51
Open Training Day announced for potential scholars (September 2019 Intake) Friday 21st December 2018 - 10.30am at the GESS 3G Arena   Follow the link below to fill in the scholarship form but please also email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your participation on the 21st December   https://goo.gl/forms/Z8TvrOlQZgGPlWjZ2
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:49
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       1         ELY CITY U18      0          Ely had inflicted on St Neots their only league defeat so far this season on the opening day, so this return match was of great significance to both sides.    With much at stake the match was somewhat disappointing with the sides cancelling each other out for much of the time, and the finishing by both was well below par with the goalkeepers rarely called upon.   However visiting custodian Toby Powell did produce one late second half save to keep the outcome in doubt right up to the final whistle, but from St Neots point of view this was a match where the result was more important than the performance. The first half is best described as competitive but unproductive.   Most of the efforts on goal were either blocked or off target with the respective defences well in control.   Referee Philip Stanton kept well on top of some rather feisty tackling and the blank half time scoresheet was a reflection of two well-matched sides.   Sam Routs at one end and Benjamin Harnwell at the other had the best early chances, both put wide of target and it was full back Tom Leagas who came closest to breaking the deadlock when he flicked wide at the near post after determined work by Joe Rider.   Towards the end of the first half St Neots had a good spell of superior possession but created little with Rider seeing a shot blocked and both he and Markel Cousins shooting wide when well placed.   The second half began in similar vein with Adrian O’Hara firing high over the bar and the lively Routs shooting wide after good work by Bradley Brown.   The solitary goal came after 62 minutes when Cousins mesmerised the defence but saw his effort blocked, and when the ball ran loose ace marksman Joe Rider pounced to claim his nineteenth goal of the season.  That seemed to set the visitors’ back on their heels and they were limited to rare breakaway attacks with home skipper Leon Fulianty totally in control for St Neots.   A free kick by Fulianty required a double save from Powell and Ely then sent on substitutes to try to pep up their attack.   However, Joe Burberry in the St Neots goal did not have a serious save to make whilst at the other end Rider brought the one significant save from Powell and the keeper then did well to block with his feet to deny the same St Neots player.   Ely never gave up but lacked ideas and seldom looked like salvaging anything from the match.     St Neots:  Burberry, Leagas, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Cousins, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Ferry Sub used:   Rudland. Referee:  Philip Stanton    (John Walker)
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:49
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2         CAMBRIDGE CITY U18       2          This was a pulsating encounter between the two best sides in the Division and it finished honours even.  Leaders St Neots retained their top berth and their unbeaten at home in the league record, whilst their visitors Cambridge City remain unbeaten this season.   It was a match that was played at a tremendous pace with a high degree of commitment from each side with both going in front before the points were shared after 90 minutes, so there was plenty to engross St Neots best home attendance of the season.   The visitors started in an explosive fashion dominating the early exchanges, but St Neots came back to enjoy a much greater share of the second half possession and thought they may have won until the late Cambridge equaliser. St Neots weathered an early scare when goalkeeper Joe Burberry miskicked a clearance before pouncing on the ball in the opening minute, but the visitors were dictating play and went ahead on seven minutes when a swift attack on the left saw Jamie Judge cross to the far post for Robert Friel to force home.   Burberry then had to save well from Henry Hall and Friel as Cambridge maintained their impressive start, but St Neots replied with Jacob Joseph firing over the bar and Markel Cousins forcing a good save from Toby Moring.   Friel then shot over the bar when played clear by Jude White, but it was St Neots who finished the first half more strongly as Joseph volleyed over the bar after good work by Bradley Brown, and Cousins saw a shot blocked on the goal line following a Sammy Routs free kick.  Cambridge did create two early second half openings with White shooting off target after a pacey run that took him past two defenders, and Aaron Hiscock attacked on the left but saw his shot blocked by a defender.   St Neots then took over with Routs having a shot deflected over the bar, and Nehemiah Goodridge going close with a shot from a corner.   Cambridge were now pushed back on the defensive and Moring despite being unsighted produced the save of the match to deny Cousins, pushing his low shot away at full stretch.  He also saved a narrow-angled Joe Rider shot with his feet but was eventually beaten after 72 minutes by a neat Joseph header from a cross by substitute Tom Leagas.   Six minutes later St Neots took the lead as the impressive Cousins fed leading scorer Joe Rider to make it 2-1.   However the lead was short-lived for two minutes later a rare Cambridge attack ended with the unmarked Aaron Hiscock heading Harvey Bullin cross past Burberry.   There was no easing of commitment as both sides strove for a winning goal but a draw was a fair result. St Neots:  Burberry, Ferry, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Joseph, Brown (B), Rider, Routs, Cousins Sub used:   Leagas. Referee:  Paul Gale    (John Walker)  
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:09
  Post 16 Sports Scholarship. Keep an eye out for further Sports Scholarship opportunities including Cricket, Tennis, Golf...... Please also welcome Alex Cook onto our full time coaching Staff. Alex Cook joins Jamie Raynor and Alex Minall, who as well as coaching our scholars also all coach within our Scholarship partner Peterborough United's Academy # developmentpartnership
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